Baby Kwek Yu Xuan, who was born on 9 June 2020, weighed just 212 grams when she was delivered in Singapore. She was delivered via emergency caesarean section at 24 weeks and six days of gestation, after her mother was admitted to Singapore’s National University Hospital (NUH ) due to high blood pressure during pregnancy.
After spending nearly one and a half years at the hospital , Kwek Yu was discharged home earlier on 9 July 2021, weighing a healthy 6.3kg .
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According to doctors, the baby was fragile and had minimum chances of surviving at the time of birth. She was even suffering from multiple health complications, however, after 14 months, she is now healthy and ready to go home.
The Malaysian couple, with a permanent residence in Singapore, were able to raise RM1,000,000 for Kwek medical bills and were very grateful to the crowdfunding platform GIVE.asia.
In a statement, Kwek’s mother, Wong Mei Ling, said that the baby is doing well and that they are very grateful to the hospital team.
Kwek Yu Xuan is the smallest surviving infant born and discharged healthy enough to go home, according to the Tiniest Babies Registry managed by The University of lowa.